FTTx coverage and capex: worldwide trends and forecasts 2021–2027

24 March 2022 | Research

Rupert Wood

Forecast report | PPTX and PDF (17 slides); Excel | Fibre Infrastructure Strategies

"Over 60% of premises worldwide will be covered by a gigabit-capable or upgradable network by 2027."


This report analyses and forecasts the coverage (premises passed) and capex for FTTx architecture and technologies during 2021–2027. It covers advanced markets through to markets just embarking on the journey to modern fixed networks.

Key metrics covered in this report

  • Coverage 
  • Overbuild ratios
  • Capex (network and connection)
  • Split by architecture/technology:
    • FTTC/FTTTB/VDSL or G.fast
    • FTTB/LAN
    • FTTP (split by incumbent and alternative operator)
    • Cable DOCSIS3.0 or 3.1

Geographical coverage

The report and accompanying data annex provide forecasts for 9 regions and 70 individual countries.

Region Countries

Western Europe

Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK

Central and Eastern Europe

Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine

Middle East and North Africa

Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Kuwait, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE

Sub-Saharan Africa

Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa



Asia–Pacific (excluding China)

India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam


Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan

North America

Canada, USA

Latin America

Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay


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